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Welcome to the first ever SUM Student Seminar!
Richard Pearshouse, Senior Researcher at Human Rights Watch Health and Human Rights Division will present research detailing case studies of toxic water in Kilty Creek, Thailand and Hazaribagh, Bangladesh – some of the most polluted villages on the planet.
The seminar will focus on the complex mix of opportunities and challenges that arises from the growing China-Africa relationship.
Lunch seminar with Miguel Carter, Ana Terra Reis, Einar Braathen, Simon Pahle and Sveinung Legard.
In this 2014 documentary, British-Gujarati filmmaker sisters Sheena and Sonum Sumaria explore a minority community's struggle for justice amid the rise of Hindu nationalism and a corrupt government.
Breakfast seminar on how to implement peace in Colombia, with Marco Romero, associate professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and director of the Colombian organization CODHES. Comments by Jemima García-Godos, University of Oslo.
Anabel Hernandez has been forced to cancel her visit to Norway.
This seminar explores the transformation of family and gender relations in contemporary India
This seminar is unfortunately cancelled due to illness.
Dr. Tang Lixia will give a talk about Chinese Agriculture Technology Demonstration Centre (ATDC) in Zimbabwe.
Tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century, says Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change.
Professor William A. Callahan, London School of Economics and Political Science.
Lunch seminar with Stener Ekern, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo.
With Paul Rollier, Assistant Professor in South Asian Studies, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Lunch seminar on natural and anthropogenic influence on extreme events – the case of water crisis in São Paulo, Brazil; with Gleby Almeida.
Seminar on the upcoming elections in Argentina.
Michael Gillan, The University of Western Australia, Australia and Htwe Htwe Thein, Curtin University, Australia.
Lunch seminar with Joy Olson, Executive Director of the advocacy organisation Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).
Seminar on elections, popular mobilization and the future of democracy in Guatemala.
With Srila Roy and Alf Gunvald Nilsen
Srila Roy and Alf G. Nilsen’s new edited volume “New Subaltern Politics” presents a critical dialogue between the conceptual and analytical legacies of Subaltern Studies and the evolving forms of hegemony and resistance in contemporary India. From the struggles of the urban poor in Gujarat to the activism of sexual subalterns in eastern India and the mobilization of artisanal fishing communities in Tamil Nadu, the essays cover a diverse range of ongoing struggles against dispossession, disenfranchisement, and stigma that are unfolding in neoliberal India.
With Prof. Michele Ford
During the Suharto era, the official trade union was strictly prohibited from engaging with political parties and all but one of the ‘alternative’ unions publically rejected political unionism, preferring instead to seek recognition as a socio-economic force. Today, trade unions’ efforts to engage in electoral politics are tremendously significant for Indonesia’s emerging democracy.
Open seminar with Marcia Caetano Langfeldt, researcher at CREPAL, Université Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle.
In this talk, Deep K. Datta-Ray engages India’s nuclear diplomacy in the terms of its makers and their analytical categories to offer rare insights into the little known world of the key decision makers themselves. Datta-Ray is the only person so far to have embedded in India’s Ministry of External Affairs, and he draws on this unique research to challenge prevailing assumptions about how India’s nuclear diplomacy works.
Harald Bøckman, who served as coordinator of the Network for Asia Studies from 1996 to his retirement in 2015, has been academically anchored in Sinology. Youthful irresponsibility misled him into Chinese studies in 1966, the year Chinese language was established as an academic discipline in Norway. At the time, studying Chinese was widely regarded as politically suspect by many, and as an entrance to various forms of utopia by others. In fact, it was hard work.
Lecture by Professor Larry Diamond, Stanford University
How have 12 months with a Narendra Modi-led BJP government changed India? Oslo’s leading India scholars offer their analysis of the impact of the BJP’s landslide victory at the general elections in May last year on India’s politics, economy and society.